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2010-08-04 09:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Doug Abel blamed his severe fatigue and muscle pain on his long hours as a cross-country trucker. He began to develop frequent lung infections, and his chest hurt from constant coughing. Finally, his wife insisted he see the family doctor. He was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer at age 47. Fortunately for Abel, his sister had read about SonoPhoto Dynamic Therapy (SPDT), a newer treatment that offers long term success in healing lung...

2010-07-28 13:41:01

The identification of an oncogene (called BRF2) specific to lung squamous cell carcinoma suggests that genetic activation of this oncogene could be used as an identification marker for this type of lung cancer. Furthermore, this oncogene may provide a new target for therapeutics for lung squamous cell carcinoma. These findings come from a study by William Lockwood and colleagues from the BC Cancer Agency's Research Centre in Vancouver, Canada, and are reported in this week's PLoS Medicine....

2010-07-02 19:48:14

Cancer stem cells have enticed scientists because of the potential to provide more durable and widespread cancer cures by identifying and targeting the tumor's most voracious cells. Now, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and their colleagues have identified cancer stem cells in a model of the most common form of human lung cancer and, more significantly, have found that the cancer stem cells may vary from tumor to tumor, depending upon the tumor's genetic signature. "Our study shows...

2010-07-01 11:00:00

BOSTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer stem cells have enticed scientists because of the potential to provide more durable and widespread cancer cures by identifying and targeting the tumor's most voracious cells. Now, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and their colleagues have identified cancer stem cells in a model of the most common form of human lung cancer and, more significantly, have found that the cancer stem cells may vary from tumor to tumor, depending upon the...

2010-06-24 15:48:36

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly malignant digestive tumor with a very poor prognosis. Hypoxia-inducible transcription factor-1ÃŽ± (HIF-1ÃŽ±) is involved in malignant progression in many solid tumors, including PDAC, upregulation of HIF-1ÃŽ± accelerates PDAC progression, but the exact regulatory mechanisms of HIF-1ÃŽ±in PDAC has not been unequivocally addressed. Recently, an increasing number of...

2010-06-15 16:02:04

A 30-year evaluation of the surgical outcomes for non-small cell lung cancer Research published in the June edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology sought to investigate the time trends of surgical outcomes of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) between 1979 and 2008. The incidence of lung cancer continues to rise; therefore, countermeasures to decrease death rates have become an important public health issue. After analyzing the time trends, researchers postulated that the...

2010-06-04 13:13:48

Detection and removal may lower cancer risk Working with researchers from the University of Michigan and Indiana University, Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) investigators have developed a method that could be used to predict whether pancreatic cysts are benign or are precursors to invasive cancer. More pancreatic cysts are being detected due to the widespread use of high resolution abdominal imaging. These advances in early detection, when coupled with the new findings, could result in...

2010-06-02 20:45:36

In the largest study to date of a rare and deadly form of bladder cancer, researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit found radiation therapy may not improve a patient's chances for survival. While overall survival for adenocarcinoma of the bladder was poor, the study revealed several factors that may improve a patient's prognosis, including being diagnosed at age 60 or younger, and having cystectomy, a procedure that either removes all or a portion of the bladder. "While this malignancy...

2010-05-28 18:05:38

Cancer of the pancreas"“"“a glandular organ that lies behind the stomach and secretes vital enzymes and hormones"“"“seldom is detected in early stages, making treatment difficult and survival statistics particularly grim. However, new research from Fox Chase Cancer Center finds that patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma whose tumors respond most to preoperative chemotherapy and radiation survive four times as long, on average, as those whose tumors respond least. The...

2010-05-27 07:00:00

AMES, Iowa, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- NewLink Genetics Corporation announced today treatment of the first patient in a nationwide Phase 3 clinical trial of its HyperAcute®-Pancreas cancer immunotherapy for patients who have successfully undergone pancreatic surgical resection. "This pivotal study represents one of the largest Phase 3 clinical trials of immunotherapy ever conducted for pancreatic cancer in the United States," said Charles Link, M.D., chairman and chief...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.